Hand-Engraved, Silver-Plated New Original Henry Rifle Heads To Auction

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posted on May 24, 2022
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There are few places in the country more impressive than The Cody Firearms Museum for history buffs and firearms enthusiasts, and Henry Repeating Arms, Baron Engraving and Davidson’s have created something special to support the facility. All proceeds from the auction of the first gun in the third edition of the Cody Firearms Museum Collectors Series—a one-of-a-kind New Original Henry Rifle inspired by 19th-century master firearms engraver Louis D. Nimschke—will benefit the museum.

Using the style of one of America’s most famous engravers, Baron’s master hand engraver Robert Bunting proceeded to adorn the brass receiver with Nimschke’s signature American scrollwork combined with fine European detailing. In addition, the receiver was brilliantly polished, silver-plated, fitted with complementing nitre blued screws, and an exhibition grade American Walnut stock capped with a hand-engraved, silver-plated crescent buttplate. True to the 1860 patent, the New Original Henry Rifle features a blued one-piece octagonal barrel and magazine, a classic folding ladder rear sight and a blade front sight. The rifle is chambered for .44-40 WCF with a 13-round capacity.

Those attending the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, this month can see the rifle in the Henry Repeating Arms’ booth with the custom heavyweight, hand-tooled leather scabbard included. Collectors have until Flag Day, June 14, 2022, at 10 p.m. Mountain time, to place a bid on GunBroker.com, (item #932921142).

The museum, a world-class exhibit boasting more than 4,000 guns and artifacts, is located at The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, about 50 miles outside Yellowstone National Park. To enhance and ensure the longevity of its collection with financial support that directly benefits the museum, The Cody Firearms Museum Collectors Series offers the opportunity to purchase limited-edition firearms inspired by the most prized pieces at the museum.

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